Originally Posted by kdavis228
I have an even mixture of buff orpingtons and barred rocks. I ended up with 2 barred rock roosters. If I hatch some of the eggs in my Bator what will I end up with? Will the rock roosters mess with the orpingtons? And if they do will they look mixed?
WeeLittleChickens gave you a great answer...YES, any male will mate with any female for the most part!
Regarding what you will get from a Buff Orp and Barred Rock cross however they will not be all black. You will get a "Sex-Link" cross, in otherwords the males will be a different color than the females! So you can actually tell the boys from the girls the day they hatch which is GREAT for culling and keeping just the pullets for laying purposes and the males for butchering (or whatever). Also Wee is correct, the pullet offspring should be egg laying machines due to something called "Hybrid vigor" that comes from cross breeding different breeds! Keep us posted and put some pics up here when they hatch.